Award in volunteering: level 1

Course Dates: 07/05/21 - 25/06/21
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
This qualification is suitable for you if you are thinking about working as a volunteer or you are already volunteering. It will provide you with an insight into the role and an awareness of the personal standards required for volunteering. It will give you the skills and knowledge you need to either start a volunteer role or develop an existing role. This is an accredited course, level 1 award in volunteering.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £159.00

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Course Code: KMA15

Fri, day, 07 May - 25 Jun '21

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This qualification aims to prepare you for a role with in a voluntary organisation. Ideal if you are thinking or have just started a volunteer role. It aims to make you more aware of the role of a volunteer as well as identify and build on your existing skills to be a successful volunteer.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

There are 4 areas this course covers:
Understand the role of a volunteer within a voluntary organisation
Understand the activities of voluntary organisations
Identify the skills required to be a successful volunteer
Understand the regulatory frameworks that may apply to being a volunteer.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Outline the role of a volunteer within a voluntary organisation
Become more aware and list the activities of voluntary organisations
Identify the skills required to be a successful volunteer
You will be able to list the regulatory frameworks that may apply to being a volunteer.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a level 1 course.
You should already be able to follow verbal and written instructions, express ideas clearly in writing, through writing lists and short pieces of text, and pick out essential information from a variety of texts (including websites and handouts). You should be prepared to discuss ideas in small groups and take part in a short speaking exercise. There will be some homework that will include some research.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught in a group using discussion, presentation, computer search, role-play, quizzes and online videos. You can expect to have up to 6 hours a week homework.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All materials are supplied for the course. You should bring a folder for your handouts and a pen.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can apply for any of our level 2 courses. General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 - 19:00 hrs. See the course guide for term dates and further details.

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